Medical Marijuana and Dental Hygiene

No, using cannabis won’t rot your teeth. It won’t help your teeth specifically either. But some of us have developed poor dental hygiene practices. In my case it was due mainly to being unable to floss my teeth (NSFL alert) because of blood dripping down and causing the floss to slip out of my hands. […]

The Cookie Of Doom

Of Cannabis Edibles And Overdosing

It has occurred to me that some people might just get the wrong idea. After all, I’ve written at least half a dozen stories here about various of my adventures involving overdoses of Medical Marijuana edibles, which left me in various states of highness, generally in the double digits (AKA “tripping balls“). I’d like to […]

The Magic-Flight Launch Box, aka MFLB (click for larger)

Can You Smoke Like A Patient?

In my travels across the planet and the Internet, I’ve run across any number of people who smoke marijuana regularly and get high, but are using cannabis for what are essential medical reasons. In other words: social anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, calming, chronic pain, depression, etc. If you’re one of these people, I believe you […]

We Are Patients, Not Potheads

(Note: This article is dedicated to LAD, who has selflessly helped me many times, in far more important ways than she can imagine; and to Norman Smith, a patient now facing death because a bunch of ignorant bureaucrats don’t know the difference between patients and potheads.) I use marijuana several times a day. Every day. But I am […]

Green Dragon cannabis indica tincture

Another Exciting Saturday Night At Old Hippie’s House

So there I was, heading for the refrigerator for turkey or something. I had been sitting at my desk for hours, quite focused on doing some writing and web programming, and I had forgotten all about that fun activity known as “eating”. This was bad, because apart from any of my other medical woes, I […]

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The Secret Of Old Hippie’s Special Blend Of Marijuana Strains

Cannabis, used as a medicine, is unlike most other medicines. Not just because it can help people with so many different conditions, not just because a bunch of ignorant or corrupt politicians have been insanely suppressing it for 75 years, but because it’s absolutely necessary for the patient to take an active role in his […]

Old Hippie Kenobi

Ask Old Hippie: Should I Smoke An Indica Or Sativa?

Dear Old Hippie: Now that medical marijuana strains are finding their way to people in less-enlightened states, even back alley dealers are claiming their weed to be “genuine Super Sour Diesel Sufferin’ Succotash Lazy Hazy Kush” or whatever. WTF does any of this mean to someone who just wants to know how it will make […]